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Alabama

  • New AEERS System Required for Calendar Year 2016 Emission Inventory  - 

    Air emission inventories for the 2016 calendar year are due June 30, 2017. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires that facilities complete the emission inventories using the Air Emission Electronic Reporting System »

  • State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions  - 

    On March 20, 2017, Alabama received final authorization from EPA to change to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, Alabama will require generators to maintain in their onsite records, »

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Alaska

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Alberta

  • NPRI Reports Due June 1, 2017  - 

    A friendly reminder that the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reports are due June 1, 2017 for Calendar Year 2016. The NPRI is Canada's publicly accessible inventory of containing information on disposal and other releases of over 300 »

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Arizona

  • Air Dispersion Modeling in the Absence of Meteorological Data  - 

    Meteorological data is one of the critical items needed to execute an air dispersion modeling analysis; without this data, the air dispersion models will not run. Historically, Arizona agencies have allowed the use of either one (1) year of »

  • ADEQ Launches Stormwater Permitting in myDEQ  - 

    On June 1st 2017, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) transitioned to a paperless system for stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), construction general permit (CGP), and multi-sector general permit (MSGP) notice of intent »

  • ADEQ Developing New Minor New Source Review Guidance  - 

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is developing a new guidance document associated with the state's Minor New Source Review (mNSR) program to replace the current, publically available December 3, 2015 version of the »

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British Columbia

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California

  • BAAQMD CEQA Updates Workshop  - 

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will be hosting a two hour workshop on September 7, 2017 focused on upcoming changes to the BAAQMD California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance. The »

  • California Passes Climate and Air Pollutions Bills  - 

    The California State Legislature passed two bills on July 17, 2017 to extend California's GHG cap-and-trade program and implement community air monitoring systems. Assembly Bill 398 will extend the cap-and-trade program through 2030 to ensure »

  • GHG Cap-and-Trade Updates  - 

    At the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) September 22, 2016 public hearing, CARB staff presented amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation, including Compliance Offset »

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Colorado

  • Comment Period for the Emission Reduction Credit Program Ending  - 

    The Air Pollution Control Division has requested comments on the Emission Reduction Credit Program contained in Regulation 3, Part A, Section V. While the division's primary goal is to obtain comments on proposed changes to program forms and »

  • Rulemaking Hearing to Address Reasonably Available Control Technology  - 

    The Air Quality Control Commission will meet in October to consider revisions to control requirements for emission sources of NOx and VOC. Though targeted at the Front Range, control requirements could be extended statewide as Colorado continues to »

  • Proposed Revisions to Regulation 7  - 

    The Denver Metro North Front Range ("DMNFR") was reclassified to "Moderate" status in 2016, as it failed to attain the 2008 8 hr Ozone standard. As a Moderate nonattainment area, Colorado must revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include »

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Connecticut

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Georgia

  • New National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit  - 

    The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (IGP) will be effective June 1, 2017. With the issuance of the new permit, eReporting is required for submittal of both the Notice of Intent (NOI) and compliance forms. »

  • New Georgia Toxics Guidelines  - 

    The EPD has updated their Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants ("the Guideline"). This latest revision is dated March 2017 and was uploaded to EPD's website on April 19, 2017. The last revisions to the Guideline were »

  • EPD Proposes to Revise the SIP Rules for Permit Requirements  - 

    The EPD is proposing to revise GRAQC Rule 391-3-1-.03(8)(c) by removing Paragraph 16, Additional Provisions for PM2.5 Non-Attainment Areas. This regulatory action is a result of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) being redesignated to »

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Iowa

  • Quarterly Air Quality Client Contact Call Highlights - May 25, 2017  - 

    IDNR discussed the budget, which included $1.3 million in cuts. Additional funding constraints are arising in light of the federal budget proposed cuts to U.S. EPA budget, not requiring fees for Title V modifications, additional staff time »

  • Request for Stakeholders  - 

    The IDNR is requesting for business representatives to participate as members of the 2017 Air Quality Program Funding Workgroup. The group will reexamine and provide feedback on current fees for air permitting, emission fees, and asbestos »

  • Title V Application Assistance  - 

    The IDNR has developed draft documents with the assistance of the Title V Business Workgroups after input from the 2016 Title V Lean Events. The documents address optional pre-meetings for hands-on assistance with Title V applications and also »

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Kansas

  • Forecast on Kansas Air Regulatory Agenda  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) is working on revisions to air regulations in order to:Update Class I operating permit application and emission fee requirements.Amend Class II operating permit application fees and emission »

  • Kansas Sets Minor Source Baseline Dates for PSD Increment Consumption  - 

    In February 2012, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) commenced a due diligence effort to properly document the effective minor source baseline dates. This labor intensive task included the review of 27 PSD permits issued by EPA to »

  • Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet  - 

    Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet to hang in your UW Storage Area? Enjoy a free checklist with illustrations to help your facility staff understand and comply with the UW requirements.Email Taylor Wilson from Trinity's Kansas City Office for your »

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Kentucky

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Maryland

  • New Proposed Rule in Maryland - NOx RACT  - 

    In the May 29, 2015 Maryland Register, the Maryland Secretary of the Environment proposed a new regulation under a new chapter, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.38 Control of NOx Emissions from Coal-Fired Electric Generating Units. On the »

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

  • Updated Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Manual Draft and Meteorological Data Available  - 

    On June 8, 2017, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published a draft version of the Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Practices Manual (the manual) for 2017-2018. This draft of the manual shows the MPCA's proposed redlined updates, and the »

  • Omnibus Air Rules Finalized  - 

    On December 27, 2016, updates to various sections of the Minnesota Air Rules (Minn. R.), collectively referred to as the Omnibus Air Rules, went into effect.  The adopted rules are available online here.  Overall, the adopted Omnibus Air Rules »

  • Industrial Noise and Community Impacts  - 

    Are you confident your facility is compliant with Minnesota's noise requirements?Does your facility have noises issues or concerns?Are you minimizing your risk of a future noise complaint?Below is some helpful information to point environmental »

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Missouri

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Nebraska

  • NDEQ Proposed Changes to Various Chapters of Title 129  - 

    Previous month's editions of Trinity's Nebraska Regulatory Update have detailed proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code and where the changes were in the process of becoming final. The proposed updates to various chapters »

  • Nebraska Public Records  - 

    Nebraska is one of only a few states that makes all public records received by the agency available through their website. Records date back to April of 2011 and can include applications, permits, correspondence with the agency, information »

  • Nebraska DEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129  - 

    In early 2017 the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, which included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements and several revisions to incorporate »

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Nevada

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New Mexico

  • Updates to Air Dispersion Modeling Guidelines  - 

    The New Mexico Air Quality Bureau (AQB) has revised their Air Dispersion Modeling Guidelines on August 8, 2017. There are several important changes since the previous September 1, 2016 version, which are described below.New Meteorological Data »

  • EPA Stormwater Construction General Permit: Low Erosivity Waiver  - 

    For several years, property developers and the construction industry have been required to obtain EPA Stormwater Construction General Permits for their construction projects. If your project discharges to waters of the United States and meets either »

  • Changes to Universal Application Forms and Submittal Requirements  - 

    There have been several updates and changes to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Universal Application forms. The most recent being that NMED will require UA forms submitted after August 1, 2017 to be printed double-sided. See section 1-I »

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New York

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North Dakota

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Ohio

  • TSCA Lookback Reporting due February 7 2018  - 

    The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements Rule was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017. Manufacturers have 180 days from this date to submit a list of chemicals manufactured or »

  • Changes to Ohio Fee Emission Reporting for RY 2016 - SCC Updates and New Validation Errors  - 

    On February 1, 2017, Ohio EPA released their annual Air Services eNews letter related to fee emission reports (FER) titled, "Requirements to Submit Emissions Reports for 2016 by April 17, 2017."  In this letter, EPA identifies two significant »

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Oklahoma

  • Proposed 2017 Construction General Permit OKR10  - 

    The current CGP expires on September 17, 2017. The DEQ is proposing a new CGP. A public comment meeting is to be held on August 23rd at DEQ headquarters.The draft CGP has been streamlined but many of the requirements remain unchanged. The DEQ is »

  • ODEQ Water Quality Division Issues 2017 OKR05 Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activity  - 

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has issued the final Multi-Sector General Permit (OKR05) for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial activities. There are some changes in the new permit that affect all facilities covered by the »

  • Final Revisions to Electronic Reporting in MATS  - 

    On April 6, EPA finalized revisions to electronic reporting in MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards), and corrected inadvertent errors. The final rule extends the interim period for power plants to submit hard copies of initial and subsequent »

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Ontario

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Oregon

  • Oregon Toxics Rulemaking Update and Risk Assessments  - 

    The Oregon toxics rulemaking process and program overhaul started in April 2016 and is expected to wrap up with final rules by early 2018. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) recently proposed a set of options known as the "proposed »

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Pennsylvania

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

  • Redesignation of the Knoxville 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area to Attainment  - 

    On December 20, 2016, TDEC submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area to attainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 »

  • TDEC Show of the South  - 

    Wes Younger of Trinity's Atlanta office spoke on new air emission regulations for landfills at the Environmental Show of the South on May 18, 2017 in Chattanooga. The Show of the South, in its 46th year, included over 1,200 registrants and 163 »

  • Chemical Plant - Accidental Release Quantification  - 

    Trinity assisted a chemical plant in Tennessee with quantifying the amount of chemical released due to a ruptured gasket. The ruptured gasket cause a visible plume of the chemical released and resulted in partial filling of an associated containment »

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Texas

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Utah

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Virginia

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Washington

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Wisconsin

  • Recent Reporting Updates for ROP C Permit Holders  - 

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has recently made certain reporting requirements available to Type C Registration Operation (ROP C) permit holders (i.e., printers). Starting this year, ROP C permit holders can submit their air »

  • Coming Soon in Wisconsin  - 

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is undergoing various air dispersion modeling and permitting updates, such as:Processing new meteorological data for air dispersion modeling. This data will reflect a more recent five-year period »

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Wyoming

  • Winter time emissions inventories Deadline Approaching  - 

    Do you own an oil and gas facility in the UGRB (Upper Green River Basin) area? Click here for a map to determine if your facility falls in this area.Actual emissions inventories and production information is required of both major and minor, oil and »

  • Updates to Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations  - 

    On January 3, 2017 the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced updates to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that became effective on December 20, 2017. The following sections have been updated:Chapter 2: Ambient »

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